I’d never heard of Earth, Wind & Fire until my mother came home from the movie theatre a few months back and couldn’t stop raving about the film’s repeated use of the band on its soundtrack. Ever since then, she drops subtle hints about wanting an Earth, Wind & Fire mixtape. Seeing as Sunday is Mother’s Day, I finally got around to compiling a “best of” playlist for her. “Shining Star” was the band’s first major billboard hit in 1975 and helped launch the group into scintellating stardom. So, here’s to my own shining star – love you mom!